Thursday, October 11, 2007


I brought a meager, tiny lunch with me today. Mid-afternoon hunger is setting in, and I decided to check the snack machine to see if they had any of those little powdered donuts. Nope.

I went across the hall, and there they were. Staring at me. A whole row full of them, one after another. I inserted some coins and selected D9. The klaxon sounded and the display told me those dreaded words "MAKE ANOTHER SELECTION." Curse you, wretched machine of doom! I tried inserting cash. Same result.

I went up the flight of stairs to another snack machine. There they were. Yummy, delectable powdered donuts. "MAKE ANOTHER SELECTION." I tried inserting more money than it asked for. Same deal.

So, I went across the hall again (now in the cubicle farm directly above mine), and the machine has no powdered donuts within.

I am convinced that the machines are actually working properly, and they must have installed some bizarre sensor array that won't let fat people buy donuts. How Orwellian.

1 comment:

Apertome said...

I laughed out loud reading this. I'm pretty sure the accountants think I find ASP.NET programming hilarious.

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